Dr Stella Immanuel was once sued for alleged malpractice after a patient’s death
The US-based doctor who went on television promoting hydroxychloroquine as a cure for coronavirus said to have been once sued for malpractice after one of her patients allegedly died with a meth needle in her arm.
According to the Daily Mail of London, the family of Leslie Norvell took Dr Stella Immanuel to court claiming her negligence resulted in the patient’s death.
Norvell had complained about a methamphetamine needle that broke off in her arm.
The claimants said Norvell went to the Sabine Medical Center where Immanuel worked and she gave her medication only.
She did not remove the needle fragment that had broken off inside her arm and
both Immanuel and another doctor who attended to the patient failed to inspect her arm or alert authorities, they alleged.
Norvell, the lawsuit further claimed, returned home but had to go to another hospital later when she had so much pain
It was in the other hospital that the needle fragment was removed.
A flesh-eating infection in her arm allegedly caused her death six days later in February 2019.
Police could not serve the doctor with the lawsuit in April because she no longer worked at the medical facility.
The report said the police did not understand that Immanuel had moved to Texas
where she made the claim that hydroxychloroquine is a valid coronavirus treatment despite global trials suggesting otherwise.
Recall, wotzup.ng reported that the 55-year-old Cameroonian in her video which has gone viral
claims that the anti-malarial drug would stop the COVID-19 in 30 days.
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